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Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has warned his team-mates not to take anything
for granted when they face Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.
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Amakhosi remain undefeated in the Premiership this season,
with Wednesday's 3-0 win over Bidvest Wits leaving the Glamour Boys 11 points
clear at the top of the standings after their opening 13 top-flight fixtures.
In contrasting form are Pirates who suffered a fourth defeat
of the campaign against Maritzburg United on Tuesday, a result which left the
Buccaneers seventh in the standings and led to Vladimir Vermezovic resigning as
Tshabalala, insist their bitter rivals' previous form will
"count for nothing" this weekend. "Looking ahead of the match against Orlando Pirates, it will definitely
not be a walk in the park," said Shabba on his official website.
"We know that they have not been doing great but that
counts for nothing as they are a formidable side. We have to give them the
"We have played Pirates 30 times in all competitions
since 2007 and have beaten them 10 times compared to the seven times that they
have defeated us. There have been 13 draws in total.
"We would surely love to avoid another draw as we
continue collecting points one match at a time.
"I know that the support for this game is huge and we
will try to make all of the Amakhosi supporters proud. Woza Saturday, Woza
Soweto Derby. We are 'Forever Fearless'."
Kick-off is at 15:30.